Guest post and Kitsune Udon

Bee over at Rasa Malaysia has a fantastic blog that not only covers Malaysian food, but foods from all over the Asian continent. While the photos, writing and recipes are superb, that’s not what I love about her blog.

I’m all for exploring new foods and experimenting with them (that’s what No Recipes is all about), but I think there’s a certain level of respect that needs to be paid to time honored dishes. I see too many recipes floating around where the soul of the dish has been lost in translation. Rasa Malaysia takes the time to capture the essence of a dish, elaborating on its variations, ingredients and origins, which is why it’s one of my favourite blogs.

In areas where she’s less familiar Bee asks guest bloggers to come in and take the reins. When she asked me to write a post on Japanese food, I jumped at the chance to talk a bit about my childhood, Japanese cuisine, and a bowl of noodle soup. What do these three things have in common you ask? Head over to Rasa Malaysia to find out:-)

  • http://rasamalaysia.com/ Rasa Malaysia

    Hey Marc, thanks for the teaser post and it’s great to have you on Rasa Malaysia. No Recipes is a real gem and hopefully my readers will discover your blog and learn more about Japanese food. :)

  • http://rasamalaysia.com Rasa Malaysia

    Hey Marc, thanks for the teaser post and it’s great to have you on Rasa Malaysia. No Recipes is a real gem and hopefully my readers will discover your blog and learn more about Japanese food. :)

  • http://www.sugarbar.org/ diva

    i’m so pleased you guest posted on Rasa Malaysia. Her blog is really amazing. I like how she writes and goes so in depth into food. Lovely photo of udon and there’s nothing quite like a simple, steaming bowl of udon that makes things right. I got a little nervous when you mentioned some dishes getting lost in translation – somehow I am quite sure I’m sometimes guilty of that! eeekk! x

    • marc

      LOL, no need to be nervous, you always have ample disclaimers when you’re not sure about something:-)

  • http://www.sugarbar.org diva

    i’m so pleased you guest posted on Rasa Malaysia. Her blog is really amazing. I like how she writes and goes so in depth into food. Lovely photo of udon and there’s nothing quite like a simple, steaming bowl of udon that makes things right. I got a little nervous when you mentioned some dishes getting lost in translation – somehow I am quite sure I’m sometimes guilty of that! eeekk! x

    • marc

      LOL, no need to be nervous, you always have ample disclaimers when you’re not sure about something:-)

  • http://www.slim-shoppin.com/ Jennifer

    Rasa, I was happy to visit your blog through Marc. I love finding new food blogs.

    Wonderful picture and awesome recipe. I love learning about new dishes!

  • http://www.slim-shoppin.com Jennifer

    Rasa, I was happy to visit your blog through Marc. I love finding new food blogs.

    Wonderful picture and awesome recipe. I love learning about new dishes!

  • http://eatdrinknbmerry.com/ eatdrinknbmerry

    RM is definitely a great cook with photos and storyline to back up everything. marc, enjoying your blog as well!

  • http://eatdrinknbmerry.com eatdrinknbmerry

    RM is definitely a great cook with photos and storyline to back up everything. marc, enjoying your blog as well!

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com/ Elra

    Totally agree with you, she is the Diva of Asian cook! Udon look so scrumptious. Better visit her site to check out the recipe.
    hey, thank for that Dinner and Movie pic, just telling me that I’ve better make it soon.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com Elra

    Totally agree with you, she is the Diva of Asian cook! Udon look so scrumptious. Better visit her site to check out the recipe.
    hey, thank for that Dinner and Movie pic, just telling me that I’ve better make it soon.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://whiteonricecouple.com/ White On Rice Couple

    Oh wow, I love kitsune udon! Will head on over to RM’s place for the party…

  • http://whiteonricecouple.com White On Rice Couple

    Oh wow, I love kitsune udon! Will head on over to RM’s place for the party…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdAXh6tba-M Hives Remedy Guru

    Adore udon soup and need all the help I can get trying to find all those tricky ingredients. Your blog was uplifting and was impressed with your Valentine Day menu…thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdAXh6tba-M Hives Remedy Guru

    Adore udon soup and need all the help I can get trying to find all those tricky ingredients. Your blog was uplifting and was impressed with your Valentine Day menu…thanks for sharing!

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